STP singer arrested on drug charges

The lead singer of the rock band Stone Temple Pilots was arrested

over the weekend on suspicion of drug possession.

Police stopped Scott Weiland, 35, at 11:45 p.m. Saturday in the

100 block of Elm Court because the BMW he was riding in did not have


its lights on, police said. Officers searched the car and found a

syringe and substances identified as heroin and cocaine, police and

district attorney’s officials said.

Weiland was arrested on suspicion of possessing both drugs, while


the car’s driver, 28-year-old Jennifer Sires of Los Angeles, was

charged with one count of heroin possession, district attorney’s

officials said. The singer was released at 5:30 a.m. Sunday after

posting $10,000 bail, and police said he was cooperative throughout

the arrest.

The band’s front man has been arrested on drug-related charges in

the past, and in 1999 served jail time for failing to complete

drug-rehabilitation programs, news reports said. Stone Temple Pilots


achieved their highest notoriety in the early 1990s with songs like

“Plush” and “Interstate Love Song.”

Ben Godar